What kind of people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?
Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.
Businesses may be eligible to funding worth up to 50% of course fees for this NEBOSH course via the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.
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What does the qualification cover?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) covers the principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge. The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.
The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment.
The International General Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Management of international health and safety (IGC1). Assessment by two-hour written examination
- Control of international workplace hazards (IGC2). Assessment by two-hour written examination
- International health and safety practical application (IGC3). Assessment by two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.